As 2012 comes to a close we look back at a remarkable year for Auriga and reflect on our achievements as well as set new goals for 2013. In 2012, we continued to strengthen our market positions in software research and development field focusing on operational excellence and customer satisfaction, enhancing experience in new areas such as mobile development and virtualization.
In 2012, Auriga again made Global Outsourcing 100 and Global Services 100 lists. Auriga scored the highest marks in customer references, company recognition, and executive leadership, which have traditionally been the key strengths of the company. Being recognized year after year as one of the leading outsourcing companies in the world is the accomplishment of the company’s employees who continuously strive to effectively deal with the diverse needs of our clients.
In November, Auriga obtained Silver Certified Partner Status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Web Development for the third time in a row.
To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, Auriga had to demonstrate high quality of service and expertise. Additionally, the professionalism and technical knowledge of our engineers were tested through rigorous MS exams, culminating in receipt of Microsoft Certified Professional (MСP) certificates.
In 2012, Auriga’s experts participated in many industry specific events. The participation in these events has revealed great opportunities for Auriga in terms of meeting new prospective contacts, exploring new business interests, getting insights into the upcoming trends in the IT industry, and sharing the knowledge and experience the company has gained during its 20 years of successful operation in the software research and development field.
Among the most important events we visited this year are the following:
- Mobile World Congress (Barcelona)
- International CTIA Wireless Conference (New Orleans)
- DESIGN East (Boston)
- MobileCON (San Diego)
- CEE-SECR (Moscow)
Featured Expertise Areas
In 2012, Auriga continued to expand knowledge and experience in many areas of software R&D. However, there are a few areas/projects which we would like to feature in this article.
Specialized Solutions for Financial Institutions
For several years, Auriga has been working with Barclays, and several other leading Russian and international banks. We provide Automated Banking System integration, customization, and maintenance services for such systems as Oracle FlexCube and Diasoft, and we have developed a number of our own specialized solutions for financial institutions.
To stay ahead of the changing market, Auriga engineers developed a comprehensive mobile banking application for customers to manage their bank accounts, transactions, and payments. The application was created in close cooperation with banking analysts and experts. It combines the best practices of our core service lines—financial and mobile development. The app is targeted at iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, RIM (Blackberry), and Bada platforms, and it follows the stringent security standards of private personal and banking information.
Auriga engineers developed a mobile client for project monitoring web-services based on MS Project Server. In accordance with complex business logic, the application collects information from various project management systems and, if a problem occurs, sends a notification to the manager’s smartphone or tablet. The push-notification service shows the number of open escalations in the corner of the widget icon of the phone or tablet desktop. At the same time, it’s not just a pure notification service; it’s also a tool that allows managers to work with escalations instantly: for example, to send an SMS or call back the responsible person.
The company carries out a number of virtualization projects for companies of global renown. Auriga’s engineers are involved in the development and support of several virtualization platforms and perform projects on hardware emulation for these platforms, including high-level emulation of HD Audio, Ethernet, USB, Super IO chip, block devices, etc.
“Thanks to multiple projects, our engineers gained considerable experience in virtualization technologies. Auriga gained unique expertise in working with bare metal hypervisors. This enables us to effectively face all challenges offered by our clients,” said Auriga’s General Manager Vyacheslav Vanyulin.
In 2012, Auriga has been expanding its web presence significantly. We launched a Facebook page, we have been actively engaging with our followers on Twitter, and we started a blog which is updated regularly with articles on software industry trends, research and development, outsourcing and offshoring tips and recommendations, Auriga’s news, and thoughts and opinions on all the important matters and happenings in the industry.
All in all, the year has been efficient and effective and sets the bar high for the next year when we continue to put all reasonable efforts to adapt to our customers’ needs by offering them innovative products and various models of cooperation.